The George offers 2 beautiful venues to choose from; the stunning romantic private garden of The Residence, a private house adjoining the Hotel, and Parkview which offers spectacular views of the River Avon and Hagley Park, or you can opt for exclusive use of both areas. For more intimate gatherings the residence dining room and cocktail area combined with the garden and is the perfect venue to indulge yourselves and your guests.
All of our wedding packages are tailored to the size, scope and budget of your personal event. Our events team will help create a wedding day that is delightfully yours. From menus, to wine selections, and table dressings, a wedding at The George reflects your choices and personality.
The George can seat up to 90 guests and can provide accommodation for both the wedding party and guests. Another bonus is abundant free car parking allowing easy access for your guests.
Superb catering is a hallmark of our award winning restaurants, our Executive Chef, Darren Conole, maintains these same standards to the menus designed for you and your guests.
We have a range of menu styles for you to consider. Perhaps you dream of a lavish high tea with champagne or an elegant reception in the style of the 1920s art deco era with canapes and champagne.
Seated (plated) menus are also available which cater to the more traditional seated and fully served menu option.
Buffet style offers a relaxed full meal service while a family style menu with shared platters of cuisine on each of your guest tables offers a convivial atmosphere.
Only at The George can you enjoy the flare and style of our award winning chefs with the signature service of our genuine and attentive team.
An overnight stay in one of The George's 53 rooms and suites is an ideal end to the day's celebrations. Group bookigns re available if you are looking to fly family and friends into the city for your big day.
Overnight guests can dine in 50 Bistro or Pescatore and enjoy a stroll around Hagley Park, enjoy a therapeutic treatment at one of Christchurchs divine spa experiences, or take in the sites and experiences of on of Christchurchs many activities.
If you are having your wedding at another venue in Christchurch, making The George your base in the city gives you a place to unwind, relax and indulge at the end of each day.
Tandem Photography 03 313 1223 website
Handmade Photography 0210 239 4395 website
Frank Visser 021 633 344 website
// wedding dresses & formal wear
Louise Anderson 03 365 0325 website
Robyn Cliffe Couturiere 03 355 8777 website
Wilkins Formal Wear 03 365 8642 website
Puree – Christchurch Entertainment Bureau (James) 03 355 6767 website
Acoustic Solutions – Playtime Promotions (Dalice) 03 327 7444 website
Jenny Burtt 03 351 7980 website
Kim Chan 021 122 4082 website
// wedding décor hire
Something Borrowed, Something New 03 349 4713 website
A Grand Affair 03 377 7438 website
// wedding décor planning & design
Emma Newman Weddings 021 678 877 website
Suzanne Carson Wedding Professionals 021 369 414 website
Fizz Events Event Planning & Design 021 122 4082
Hayley & Co 021 237 1128 website
// wedding cakes
Divine Cakes 03 964 6540 website
Just Desserts 03 379 3754 website
Sweet Kitchen 03 356 3500 website
// hair & make-up
Mariessa Waddington 027 272 7772 website
// wedding stationery
The Drawing Room 03 366 0033 website
Planning Your Wedding Day
// engaged six - eighteen months
Discuss your budget and type of wedding you want
Decide on The George as your preferred venue
Set date and time of wedding
Compile guest list
Choose your bridal party
Book photographer, videographer, entertainment, florist,
celebrant and transport
Start considering dresses and suits
// three - six months
Finalise your wedding dress
Choose other attire for rest of bridal party
Choose theme you wish to have for your wedding
Select stationery-invitations, place names, thank-you cards etc.
Decide on your wedding cake
Plan your honeymoon
Choose wedding rings
Organise gift registry if having one
// two months
Decide on order of service
Write your vows
Send out invitations
// one month
Apply for marriage licence
Discuss ceremony with celebrant
Start organising seating plan
Try out hair and make-up
Confirm all venue details – menus, beverages, décor etc.
// two weeks
Confirm photographer, videographer, entertainment, florist and transport
// one week
Final dress fitting
Check everyone knows what they are doing/responsible for
// the day
Relax and enjoy your wedding!